Commercial Category Manager

Department For Transport
Bristol, UK
08 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary: £37,428 - £41,173 (depending on skills and experience + up to £3,000 RRA)

Would you like to be an influential member of a new and exciting transformational project?

Are you looking for a chance to develop and expand your skillset within the public sector?

If so, we would love to hear from you!
Job description
We have an exciting opportunity for a new Senior Commercial Category Manager to join our expanding team across the DVSA. The DVSA are transforming their Procurement and Contract Management teams and moving to a Category Management approach. You can be based in either of our Bristol, Nottingham or Swansea offices and will primarily be responsible for providing DVSA operations within an exemplar commercial experience, leading on the delivery of a Commercial Category and introducing the concept and efficiency benefits of the Category Management approach to the business.

You will receive support from the Head of Category Management and have the chance to create positive working relationships across the whole of DVSA.

Role Responsibilities include but are not limited to;

• Developing, planning and delivering management and continuous improvement of at least one commercial category.
• Providing a commercial guidance and advice to the business in relation to a category or categories.
• Supporting the leadership team in the embedding of the DVSA commercial strategy and category management approach.
• Delivering commercial activity across one or more categories.
• Building close relationships with business owners to ensure business needs and commercial objectives are met.

A full breakdown of the role can be viewed in the attached Candidate Pack & Role Profile

About You

We are looking for a proficient Commercial Category Manager with experience of the commercial cycle including pre-competitive supplier engagement, supplier selection, tender evaluations, contract award and ongoing contract management. You will hold fantastic interpersonal qualities, demonstrating your ability to develop excellent working relationships within a professional environment. You will also ideally be experienced in public sector procurement along with possessing working knowledge of operating in a category management environment.
Going forward we are committed to encouraging and enabling our staff to develop in and above their role and will support you in undertaking further development opportunities/qualifications.

About us

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) helps everyone stay safe on Britain's roads.

We do this by helping people through a lifetime of safe driving, helping them keep their vehicles safe to drive, and protecting them from unsafe drivers and vehicles.

Our work affects millions of people and thousands of businesses. Most importantly, our work saves lives.

We're an organisation that values professional expertise. We work in inclusive and diverse teams. Meeting the needs of the people who use our services runs through everything we do.

We have exciting plans for the next 5 years to continue making our roads safer. Join us on our journey and help us to save lives.

We are part of the Department for Transport (DfT). DfT is a great place to work, and our 'one team' approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that's why we're committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department.

You'll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future.

DfT has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017.

DfT's inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we've made to raise the number of women in senior positions.

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